Decorating With A Raw Edge

The rustic choices can give a home a down to earth appeal.  Exposed ceilings, wood floors, raw bricks and raw wood furniture can give a home an unpolished, yet very crisp feeling.   Natural colors that you would see on earth; rock, soil, minerals, trees, are color schemes to keep in mind when approaching this look.

Tips To Pull Off This Look:

-Use a lot of earth-tone colors, such as stone beige, moss green, mustard yellows, clay dust, sea glass and various whites, such as bone white, rather than harsh whites

-Earth tones are warm, and derived from the colors surrounding us in nature, starting with the brown earth below and stretching to the blue sky above. Choose three colors from an earth tone color wheel, then add a fourth from outside the spectrum to give some pop to your color scheme.

- Rustic wood is a must have in these design schemes.  Consider liming your wood furniture, or staining it with shades of brown tones to add a bit of interest with your wood furniture.

-Earth tones begin with dark brown, which you can dilute to create a variety of hues. Latte is a lighter brown that contrasts well with dusty green; add a bright rust and you've got a classic earth tone color scheme.

- Decide if you want a cool or warm look.  So how do you tell the difference between the two? The cool earth tones have a cool look to them. Gray rocks, late, light sand, and stones are a good example of the cool color tones.  Warm earth tones include colors that make you feel warm.  These colors include orange, dark brown, gold, green, or red. These colors are great if you want to add a bold color to your decor.

Weekend Home in Greenwich, Connecticut - Thom Filicia, Featured In Elle Decor

A Close Up Of This Spectacular Chair

Weekend Home in Greenwich, Connecticut - Thom Filicia, Featured In Elle Decor

This Austin, TX home is a beautiful example of a home decorated around white. Designed by Jauregui Architects, the Country Hill residence would be a home to escape away from work, and busy life. This upscale home fits right into the countryside. The rustic touches found in this home gives it a feeling of comfort, such as the white washed wood walls, and creamy tone wood ceilings.The white cabinetry is paired with raw wood furniture, wicker accents, black and white photography, iron architectural features, and earthy upholstery choices. More photos can be seen at Freshome.

Kiefer Sutherland 's West Village Townhouse by SR Gambrel

Kiefer Sutherland 's West Village Townhouse by SR Gambrel

Kiefer Sutherland 's West Village Townhouse by SR Gambrel

Kiefer Sutherland 's West Village Townhouse by SR Gambrel

Kiefer Sutherland 's West Village Townhouse by SR Gambrel

Restoration Hardware, or known as RH, are offering a compelling new product line-up for their spring catalogue. New handsome Greek plaster busts, architectural maquettes, along with new outdoor furniture, tableware and objects.

Every room needs an unexpected punch, perhaps a personal collection, a flea-market find or two, old books, family heirlooms or an over-scale piece. The new RH catalog of ‘curiosities’ is a superb presentation of unique treasures. The new tableware collection, features fine craftsmanship by master artisans, glassblowers, woodworkers and metalsmiths from around the world. RH also features Belgian linen and cotton table linens. The Stonewashed Belgian linen hemstitch collection is woven from traditional Belgian flax, accented with simple hemstitching, in twenty colors.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
www.restorationhardware.com

A salvaged Victorian plaster mantel sports its original faux-stone finish. Off-white paint on the walls and surround offer a blank canvas for displaying collectibles. From Country Home Magazine

Westminster Abbey through the eyes of architect Ptolemy Dean

Architect Ptolemy Dean

Will Fisher London Home English Country House

Will Fisher, owner of Jamb

Jamb: Finest Antique & Reproduction Fireplaces and Lighting

Reproduction & Country House Furniture | Jamb

Jamb Ltd. - London, SW1W 8PH - 1stdibs

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